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ERIC: How To Search

Free access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.

What it is and where to find the texts

The Education Resources Information Center ( provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. Buley has a large collection of the ERIC documents on microfiche. Check there by the 6 digit document number starting with ED (eg. ED540486) if the full text document is not available online through ERIC.

Searching ERIC

Ways to Search

Construct a simple Boolean search using AND, OR, or NOT in a single entry box. If multiple words are entered without a Boolean operator, the default is AND. e.g. male female searches for male AND female.

Use quotation marks around a phrase to find an exact match. e.g. "elementary education" narrows a search to only those records containing the phrase elementary education.

You can limit your search further by choosing Peer reviewed only or Full text available on ERIC.

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